With numerous nicknames such as Lilac City, the birthplace of Father’s Day, and Hooptown USA, Spokane is truly a city exploring different fields to be known for. On the other hand, it’s not surprising to be recognized globally one day for its craft beers bagging awards from time to time.
With approximately 28 breweries in its land, it may be daunting to select which is outstanding in these Spokane brew pubs. To help you cut down your choices, we’ve gathered the 10 most worthy ones to visit!
1. No-Li Brewhouse
Proud to be born and raised in Spokane, No-Li Brewhouse is an independent and family-owned craft microbrewery serving the locals refreshing and authentic beers. The team behind No-Li is invested in making sure they brew their beers the classic way and without throwing the old for the new.
If you are up for some tasty classic brews, No-Li is the place for you. With its vintage tavern-vibe taproom, you’ll enjoy its 16 taps featuring a variety of brews from bitters, and IPAs, to American ales and sours. And make sure to pair your beer with delicious fares like chicken sandwiches and American burgers, made fresh from the brewery’s kitchen.
- Crowd Favorite: Born & Raised. A big and bold copper-colored American IPA with 7% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Wrecking Ball
- Hop-py Note: Kid-friendly. Non-beer options. Sells merchandise.
- Fun Fact: No-Li’s Born & Raised IPA won a gold medal at the Brussels Beer Challenge in 2020.
Hours: Open Sun – Wed 12pm – 9pm, Thur – Sat 12pm – 10pm.
2. Iron Goat Brewing Co.
Established by Greg and Paul, Iron Goat began as a casual conversation between the two in a local bar until ending up as a full-fledged brewery. The owners transformed an old, historic building into a functioning brewery with a large taproom, expansive bar, and on-site kitchen to cater to the great demands of customers asking for food.
Iron Goat crafted more than 150 tasty beers from this location out of constant experimentation with hop choices and seasonal ingredients. Some of them are offered in a rotation selection on tap, making a delicious combo for Tamales and Buffalo-style chicken pizza that the brewpub specializes in.
- Crowd Favorite: Head Butt IPA. A citrusy, hop-forward American-style beer with 6.7% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Goatmeal Stout
- Hop-py Note: Live music. Trivia nights. Board games.
- Fun Fact: Sister Paula Turnbull sculpted a metal goat during the 1974 World Expo, which Iron Goat uses to represent its brewery.
Hours: Open Fri & Sat 11am-11pm, Sun-Wed 11am–10pm, Thur Closed
Address: 1302 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
3. The Grain Shed
Serving Spokane as a brewery and bakery, The Grain Shed is proud of its delicious crafts made with locally sourced grains and ingredients. It takes time to process its grains through stone milling and fermenting to provide only the best crafts possible.
The Grain Shed is a place where the community can gather and have a good laugh over freshly baked loaves of sourdough bread and tasty brewed beers. It offers a fantastic taproom with loads of bread and pastries on display. Entering the place will take you to the clouds as the smell of freshly baked crafts floats through the air. Moreover, along with its 8 taps of beer, The Grain Shed offers wood-fired pizzas and refreshing salads on Mondays.
- Crowd Favorite: Purple Egyptian 5% ABV. A barley beer with dried apricot and bready malt.
- Highly Recommended: Red Russian Wheat
- Hop-py Note: Street and bike parking. Offers takeout. Wheelchair accessible.
Hours: Open Mon & Wed 7am – 7pm, Thur – Sun 7am – 5pm, Tues Closed.
4. Brick West Brewing Co.
Driven by a mission to brew with the community in mind, Brick West constantly organizes events to reach out to needy people. It has a Giveback Thursday, wherein it hosts fun activities such as Pajama Party, and a percentage of its sales will be donated to a social donation platform. It also has Monday Night Markets to support local business owners.
Brick West boasts a 15-barrel brewing system that crafts German-style ales, IPAs, and world-class pilsners. You can sit for a drink either in the brewery’s full taproom or park-facing patio space.
- Crowd Favorite: Westbound Train. A tropical fruit-flavored juicy American IPA 5.5% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Brick by Brick
- Hop-py Note: Family and Dog-friendly. Bingo and trivia nights. Live music.
- Fun Fact: Brick West’s building is a 120-year-old historic building that used to be Watts Automotive.
Hours: Open Fri & Sat 11am-11pm, Sun-Wed 11am–10pm, Thur Closed
Address: 1318 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
5. Whistle Punk Brewing
Actively operating as one of the local favorites in Downtown Spokane, Whistle Punk serves fresh brews on draft. It has been in business since 2015 and has established a strong image as a trusted and remarkable microbrewery.
Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, you should expect delicious and marvelously crafted traditional ales and lagers at Whistle Punk. Currently, the brewery offers 15 distinct beers on tap, and a tasting tray of 6 5oz pours. Moreover, although Whistle Punk doesn’t serve food, you can get one Heritage Bar & Kitchen, a food vendor located in the same building as the brewery.
- Crowd Favorite: Espresso Milk Stout. A strong and aromatic Imperial milk stout with 7.1% ABV
- Highly Recommended: Bavarian Hefeweizen
- Hop-py Note: Cans and crowlers are available. Private event rentals.
Hours: Open Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-7pm, Mon-Wed 3pm-9pm, Thur Closed
6. Lumberbeard Brewing
Whether you’re craving a pint, a flight, or a beer to-go, Bret Gordon, Lumberbeard’s founder, and head brewer, crafts the most straightforward, simple, yet full of creativity adventure beers. He started brewing when he was 21, then had an office job after graduating. But Bret realized he wanted to make a living out of his passion for creating drinks. In 2018, he established Lumberbeard.
From light, hoppy, dark, and barrel-aged beers, Lumberbeard has it all. Enjoy these drinks in the brewery’s minimalist, bright taproom featuring a casual bar. A semi-private space that can accommodate more than 20 people is available if you want privacy.
- Crowd Favorite: Dreams Get Brewed. A hazy and tropical fruit-flavored Imperial IPA with 9% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Couples Skate
- Hop-py Note: Trivia nights. Sells merchandise. Family-friendly.
- Fun Fact: Lumberbeard has a Winter Market each year to cater to local shop vendors.
Hours: Open Mon-Thur 3pm-9pm, Fri & Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-6pm
Address: 25 E 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
7. Humble Abode Brewing
From the name itself, Humble Abode is a family-owned nano-brewery that wishes to create a space for families like them to enjoy their pints of refreshing craft beers. With this, a simple yet home-like taproom that boasts indoor and outdoor seating came to life. Three televisions are superbly placed here for sports watching, and board and card games are also available.
Humble Abode currently has 11 luscious beers on tap and fills clean growlers on site. And although Humble Abode has its in-house kitchen, it still invites local food vendors to give its customers an ever-rotating selection of food.
- Crowd Favorite: Peanut Butter Porter. A slightly sweet American-style beer with a peanut butter scent and flavor containing 6.3% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Dirty Sunshine NEIPA
- Hop-py Note: Family-friendly. Curbside pick-up. Bingo and trivia night.
- Fun Fact: Humble Abode took home the Best Brew Award in the 2020 Lilac City Brew Fest.
Hours: Open Fri & Sat 12pm-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm, Mon 3pm-9pm, Tue Closed, Wed 12pm-6pm, Thur Closed
8. For the Love of God Brewing Company
From hoppy to sour to dark and sweet, For the Love of God Brewing explores a wide beer range from its 2-barrel brewing system. Its beers use many fruits and adjuncts, hence the birth of 9 hazy and unfiltered beers on tap, with 7 cans to-go option.
To accompany your fun drinking session, For the Love of God Brewing cooks up the most loved pizzas and appetizers in town. Hot breadsticks with marinara sauce, house-made chocolate cookies, and Neapolitan-style pizzas are ready to fill your stomach in your one-of-a-kind stay in the brewery’s DIY taproom.
- Crowd Favorite: Guava Guava. A sweet and sour beer brewed from pink guava with 8% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Whirlwind & Storm
- Hop-py Note: Table games. Trivia nights. Family-friendly. Live music.
- Fun Fact: The brewery’s name is the representation of beer being a gift from God that is meant to be shared.
Hours: Open Tue-Thur 3pm-9pm, Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-7pm, Mon Closed
9. Black Label Brewing Company
Oathed to only brew organically grown ingredients, Blacklabel has produced 13 beers on tap, varying from stout, gose, and IPA. It also has bottles and cans with flavorful mimosas, crisp ciders, gluten-free dry secco, and craft sodas on the side. Your tummy has nothing to worry about here since Blacklabel has an eye for pizza and invites a New York-style pizzeria serving the meatiest and crustiest creation in town.
You will certainly be smitten by the medieval vibes in Blacklabel’s taproom, with an out-of-place-looking large screen for different sports matches. But if you’re more of an outside drinker, no problem since Blacklabel has an equally lovable breezy patio.
- Crowd Favorite: Tropical Thunder IPA. A light malt profile American IPA with 6% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Main Ave. IPA
- Hop-py Note: Family-friendly. Bingo nights. Live music.
- Fun Fact: Blacklabel won at the 2022 Lester Cup Brewers Challenge, Winter style.
Hours: Open Fri & Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Mon-Wed 11am-8pm, Thur Closed
Address: 19 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
10. Bellwether Brewing Company
Want to try old-world and Northwest-styled beers? Then make your way to Bellwether Brewing. It is a 10-barrel system microbrewery in Spokane that was established in 2015 and had been serving the locals of the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.
Currently, Bellwether offers 20 taps of beers in its taproom, along with a rotating list of ciders and kombucha. You can also expect to find guest taps aside from its original brews. Moreover, you can grab a flight of 5 4oz pours for tasting or a pint and grunt for full drinking.
- Crowd Favorite: Seawolf. A strong braggot mead with 7.9% ABV.
- Highly Recommended: Fibber McGee’s
- Hop-py Note: Private lot and street parking. Wheelchair accessible.
- Fun Fact: David Musser, the owner of Bellwether, is planning on opening a new brewery and cidery in an old building formerly known as the United Hillyard Antique Mall.
Hours: Open Tues – Thur 3pm – 9pm, Fri 3pm – 10pm, Sat 1pm – 10pm, Sun 1pm – 7pm, Mon Closed.
Address: 2019 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205